A Large Mid 19th Century French Laboratory Mirror

A Large Mid 19th Century French Laboratory Mirror




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Categories: Physics & Chemistry, Microscopy


A large mid 19th century French laboratory mirror, although the instrument is unsigned to is very similar in construction to instruments built by the Paris firm of Duboscq.

The mirror in a gimbal with fine screw adjustment, on a single drawer column, with a heavy lead filled base.

 Possibly to be used as a rudimentary heliostat or for some type of solar experiment where a stationary spot of sunlight was required.


Mirror diameter 10cm
Height 37.5cm

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